Harvest Time Welcomes the new “The Glass Works” Project to our community

“…the cities will be inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt.” – Ezekiel 36:10
 
Aberdeen, NJ – It was a great joy to hear the launch of the the new project “The Glass Works” on part of the Aberdeen township redevelopment by Somerset Development and Ingerman. On behalf of our community Harvest Time Worship Center welcomes the new “The Glass Works” project. We  thank God and join the community in celebrating rebuilding project. We pray that New Life will be infused in to our uninhabited lands. 
 
As a local church we at Harvest Time led by Senior Pastor Kirk Cunningham had prayed for God to bless our community and inject Life for many years. We have specifically prayed for this Anchor Glass redevelopment project from the beginning of it’s proposal from 2013.
 
Somerset development website reported that “”The Glassworks will create a vibrant, accessible “Main Street” on what was once an abandoned industrial site. Approved plans for the 55-acre plot include 540 new residential units – 110 of which will be designated as affordable – along with a 110 room hotel and 75,000 square feet of retail space, including a boutique movie theater. Additionally, the development accounts for ample open space, including Glassworks Park, a 2-acre public park displaying the brick stacks from the original factory onsite.”

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Celebr8 LIFE 2016 – As it happened…

It was a blast @ Harvest Time Worship Center. As we celebrated Celebr8 LIFE – 2016 on Resurrection Sunday, March 27th @ 10 a.m.  Indeed, He is Risen!  Thanks for all the people who joined in.

Celebr8 Life
The Celebration started with a Breakfast…

Prayer, Bible Reading  and Powerful Testimonies…

Spirit filled worship… Resurrection life…
 

He paid the Price – “Price of Freedom” Drama

Pastor Kirk Cunnigham gives word  “Resurrection Life and Why Jesus Died on the Cross?”
Thank God for giving his Son Jesus and Redeeming us! Celebr8 LIFE!


God, Why are you taking me this way?

 
 By Jaisam Daniel 
 
Exodus -13:17-18 When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Thus the Israelites left Egypt like an army ready for battle.
 
On our way to church last week, I took a detour to stop by the local supermarket to pick up some snacks for our Church. My toddler son noticed the detour and asked me “Daddy, why are you going this way?” Yes, he knows the way to the church and wants to know why this way? If you have lived long enough, I am sure you  have asked this question many many times, “Why God? Why? Why are you taking me this way?”.  Many times in life we are willing to walk through the hard ways, if only we know the reason WHY.
 
Why Roundabout Way?
 
In the above passage the Bible says, God delivered his people from slavery in Egypt and led them to their Promised land, but, God did not lead them along the main road or the shortest route. In today’s world we want everything fast; fast food to eat, fast computer for work, fast lanes for queues etc. The world has invented it’s GPS – Global Positioning System to take us quick and fast to our destination. In Short, for the GPS generation, God did not lead them following world’s ways, on the shortest GPS route from Egypt to Canaan. Instead,  He led them in a roundabout way… His way. As a child of God we should remember, in this ever changing world, God and His ways always remains the same. God’s ways are higher and better than our ways.
 
Isaiah 55:9  – “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
 
May be today, in the fast changing life lanes, you too are waiting and wondering, why it is taking so long, why this roundabout way, how long should we wait for a child, how long should I wait for my promotion, how long should I wait for my financial blessing, how long should I wait for my healing, or why can’t I receive my blessing now?
 
Five Reasons for Roundabout way are…
 
  1. God wants to teach his Godly ways : God wants you to unlearn the world’s shortcuts and learn His just and right ways.
  2. God longs for intimacy with you: God wants to talk with you and reveal himself to you on this long roundabout way.
  3. God knows your strength and weakness and determines the way for your Journey.
  4. God is protecting and saving you from bigger troubles along the way. 
  5. God doesn’t want us to return to our old ways quickly so he takes us the roundabout way.
 
Now comes the good news for you who is walking in God’s roundabout way. The Bible says “The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night. – Exodus 13:21″
 
Yes, fortunately for us God has given us his GPS – “God positioning System”. God moved in front of the people night and day. All they needed to do was just follow Him. Our God wants to lead us to our promised land, not just free us from bondages.
 
If you trust him and follow him you will reach your destination safely…


Desperately Touching Jesus – Part 1

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 By Arlene Mackintosh 
 
Luke 8:43-44 – And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
 
The Torah or Jewish law says, And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.
 
Twelve years, shunned by her family, alone, weak, no help from doctors, no money left, really desperate. I have found in my walk with the Lord that desperate produces faith and faith moves God. It’s good to be desperate for God’s touch, His deliverance, anything from Him. It’s all good.
 
This woman was told by doctors to: “Take of gum Alexandria, of alum, and of crocus hortensis, Take Persian onions nine logs, boil them in wine, and give it to her to drink: Set her in a place where two ways meet, and let her hold a cup of wine in her hand; and let somebody come behind and affright her, and take a handful of cummin and a handful of crocus, and a handful of faenu-greek; let these be boiled, and given her to drink,. 
 
1. She Had Suffered Socially – She could not be married, because, through physical contact, she would defile her husband. If she had ever been married, her husband would have been forced to divorce her. She could not work around others because of the danger of defilement. This reduced her to a life of begging scraps of food from a distance. Her condition left her on the fringes of society.
 
2. She Had Suffered Emotionally – Since the Bible says that she had been this way for 12 years, and considering the average life span in those days, it is safe to assume that she has probably been this way since just after puberty. She has lived her life moving from one rejection to another. She is lonely, isolated and desperate
 
3. She Had Suffered Religiously – Under the Law, Lev. 15:19; 25-27, this woman was to be considered unclean. Anything or anyone that she touched was also considered unclean. As a result, she could not mingle with people in public, lest she cause them to be defiled. She could not go to the Women’s Court of the Temple, because she was unclean.
 
4. She Had Suffered Financially – The Bible tells us that she had “spent all she had”. The quack doctors and their useless remedies had not helped her. All they had done was drain her bank account dry. She has been left penniless and destitute.
 
Her Sorrow – After all the years, all the doctors, all the times she had hoped this remedy would be the one that would work for her, she has come to the place where she knows she is living under a death sentence. She will not get better, but she will die all alone from this disease. What she has will kill her. Her life is literally draining out of her body little by little, day by day. I have no doubt she has just about given up!
 
She is a picture of that believer who is laboring under a heavy burden. Many of God’s children are discouraged and defeated today. You have tried everything in your power to get better. You have tried everything you know to handle your problems. You’ve read all the books, listened to all the preachers, and gotten advise from the best of sources, but you are no better. Your life is just as messed up as it ever was. Well, friend, if that is you today, keep on listening, because as we watch this poor woman get the help she needs, we are going to find out about the help we need as well.
 
And then this woman heard about the Healer. In her weak and weary state, desperate for healing. She broke the law and reached for Grace. Unheard of !!!!Today we too can reach and touch Jesus in our desperation. Yes our Desperation  moves God. And he responded…
 
Psalm 34:6 – “In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened;”
 
Coming Soon Part 2 – Your Desperate Touch Moves God